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Why Jared Cook will go over on his receiving prop bets for 2021 NFL season

We take a look at the odds on the table for Chargers TE Jared Cook available on DraftKings Sportsbook and make our predictions ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

Jared Cook #87 of the Los Angeles Chargers during mandatory minicamp at the Hoag Performance Center on June 16, 2021 in Costa Mesa, California. Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers leaned heavily on tight end Hunter Henry last season, so after letting him walk in free agency, the team needed and equally capable replacement. They found that in Jared Cook, who’s still one of the league’s most productive players at the position despite inching into his mid thirties.

Here, we’ll take a look at the prop bets on the table for Los Angeles Chargers TE Jared Cook on DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the 2021 NFL season and make our picks.

525.5 receiving yards: Over (-115) or Under (-115)

Our pick: Over

Cook had just 37 catches on 60 targets last year with the Saints, but he turned those catches—the fewest he’s had since a shortened season in 2016—into 504 yards and seven touchdowns for a team plagued with quarterback problems. He should thrive with the Chargers, a team that looked to its tight ends on more than 21 percent of Justin Herbert’s targets last year.

4.5 receiving TD: Over (-120) or Under (-110)

Our pick: Over

Cook’s scored at least six times in each of his last three seasons, finding the end zone seven times last year with the Saints. The guy he’s replacing, Hunter Henry, had the second-most red zone targets for the Chargers last year and led the team on looks inside the 10. Cook should score at least five in such a tight end-friendly environment.

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